Northern Ireland

Keady man in court over Monaghan road death

James Tommy being led into court by police officers Image copyright RTÉ
Image caption James Tomany was led into court on Thursday by Garda officers

A man from Northern Ireland has appeared in court in the Republic of Ireland charged with dangerous driving causing the death of Stephen Marron.

Mr Marron, 47, was killed in Castleblayney in County Monaghan on Tuesday night.

James Tomany, 34, of Clay Road in Keady, County Armagh, appeared at a special court sitting in Carrickmacross in County Monaghan on Thursday.

He has been charged in connection with a number of incidents in Castleblayney.

Image copyright Marron family
Image caption Stephen Marron died in Castleblayney on Tuesday

As well as causing the death of Mr Marron, he was charged with reckless endangerment while driving in the town.

Two further charges, relating to alleged offences in March, were also before the court.

Evidence was given of the execution of a warrant for Mr Tomany's arrest, which was issued on 18 January 2011.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court by video link on 5 December.